When it comes to holiday entertaining, you'll want to serve your guests food that is not only delicious but also beautiful on a plate.
Whilst a whole roasted turkey might be the natural choice, don’t feel restricted by tradition. If there are less of you dining or you fancy mixing up the menu this year we have some great elegant main course recipes Christmas dinner ideas.
From glazed ham to duck with pomegranate sauce there's a meaty main that might distract you from the turkey. And if not, we've got great simple recipes for roast turkey with stuffing and an Italian Capon to try out.
Have a look at this elegant selection that will satisfy even the most discerning palates on the big day itself.
If you fancy a change from turkey on christmas day goose is the natural alternative. Try cooking up these succulent goose breasts before attempting a whole bird to see if it takes your Christmas fancy.
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